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# The All New All New Groundspeak UK Pub Quiz

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Phonetically, sounds like whisky!

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A bit more of a 'chink' of glasses than a Ding.

Over to you, happy new year

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Happy New Year to all on the thread.

Thanks for the ding. For the next, which alcoholic drink is often referred to as, "La Fée Verte" (The Green Fairy) in literature?

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Absinthe (makes the heart grow fonder...)

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A very quick ding! Over to you.

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A quickie:

Which is the UK's longest seaside pleasure pier?

Blackpool

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Whisky

Oops - conversation had moved on!

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Longest pier is Southend

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Southend it is, over to Optimist on the run....

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Thanks. A new year maths question - 2017 is a prime number. Which year will be the next prime?

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No obvious divisors so I'll go for 2021.

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Sorry - 2021 = 43 x 47

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It seems to me 2019 should be, but I haven't tried working it out.

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It seems to me 2019 should be, but I haven't tried working it out.

Keep guessing - 2019 is divisible by 3 (since the sum of the digits is also divisible by 3)

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As we have found 2019, and 2021, are not prime, 2023 is divisible by 7, 2025 is divisible by 5,

So I will try 2027

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As we have found 2019, and 2021, are not prime, 2023 is divisible by 7, 2025 is divisible by 5,

So I will try 2027

Ding! Over to martin&lindabryn...

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thanks for the ding

now for another question from the pub quiz

How many top three finishes in 34 races did Dick Dastardly and Muttley achieve in Wacky Races?

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thanks for the ding

now for another question from the pub quiz

How many top three finishes in 34 races did Dick Dastardly and Muttley achieve in Wacky Races?

I doubt that he ever finished on the podium, and in line with his number on the mean machine, it was 00.

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thanks for the ding

now for another question from the pub quiz

How many top three finishes in 34 races did Dick Dastardly and Muttley achieve in Wacky Races?

I doubt that he ever finished on the podium, and in line with his number on the mean machine, it was 00.

That's the number I was looking for. but I always hoped he would get a win one day

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As the thread has stalled, I'll take the liberty of posing the next question, which is 'friggatriskaidekaphobia' is the fear of what?

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As the thread has stalled, I'll take the liberty of posing the next question, which is 'friggatriskaidekaphobia' is the fear of what?

Ah, tri and deka ... and given the date today , I make a semi educated guess at the number 13 !

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As the thread has stalled, I'll take the liberty of posing the next question, which is 'friggatriskaidekaphobia' is the fear of what?

Ah, tri and deka ... and given the date today , I make a semi educated guess at the number 13 !

I'll elaborate a little on that ... fear of friday the 13th ? the 'frigga' but needs a reason to be there ...

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As the thread has stalled, I'll take the liberty of posing the next question, which is 'friggatriskaidekaphobia' is the fear of what?

Ah, tri and deka ... and given the date today , I make a semi educated guess at the number 13 !

I'll elaborate a little on that ... fear of friday the 13th ? the 'frigga' but needs a reason to be there ...

For goodness sake, that's supposed to be 'bit' not 'but'

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The 'ding!' for this one goes to hal-an-tow.

It is the fear of Friday the 13th.

The 'frigga' bit is for Frigga, the Norse goddess after whom Friday is named in English.

Another name for the same phobia is 'triskaidekaphobia'.

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Thank you for the ding, and prodding the thread awake again.

My question (prompted by watching Pointless the other day, and possibly made more tortuous by too much studying of blindmouse puzzles of late ...)

Liechtenstein was the only one between the wars, and became the only one again after WW2.

It was still unique until 1991 when it became one of two.

One of two what ?

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one of two countries that doesnt have VAT, the other being Luxemburg.

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one of two countries that doesnt have VAT, the other being Luxemburg.

Wow, interesting! But not the answer I'm afraid, for one thing the dates don't fit.

According to the Guardian

"VAT is a continental invention. French tax authority apparatchik Maurice Lauré fathered the tax in 1954, although a tax that touched on every stage of the production process was first theorised in Germany a century earlier. VAT took its bow in the UK in November 1974"

I checked because I was worried my question might have an unintended second solution.

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one of two countries that doesnt have VAT, the other being Luxemburg.

Wow, interesting! But not the answer I'm afraid, for one thing the dates don't fit.

According to the Guardian

"VAT is a continental invention. French tax authority apparatchik Maurice Lauré fathered the tax in 1954, although a tax that touched on every stage of the production process was first theorised in Germany a century earlier. VAT took its bow in the UK in November 1974"

I checked because I was worried my question might have an unintended second solution.

It's one of only two countries that are wholly landlocked by countries which are themselves landlocked. The other one is one of the 'Stans' I believe (Kyrgistan landlocked by Kazakhstan?)

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one of two countries that doesnt have VAT, the other being Luxemburg.

Wow, interesting! But not the answer I'm afraid, for one thing the dates don't fit.

According to the Guardian

"VAT is a continental invention. French tax authority apparatchik Maurice Lauré fathered the tax in 1954, although a tax that touched on every stage of the production process was first theorised in Germany a century earlier. VAT took its bow in the UK in November 1974"

I checked because I was worried my question might have an unintended second solution.

It's one of only two countries that are wholly landlocked by countries which are themselves landlocked. The other one is one of the 'Stans' I believe (Kyrgistan landlocked by Kazakhstan?)

Ding to Sharpeset, a "doubly landlocked" country is what wikipedia calls it, defined there as

" ... surrounded entirely by one or more landlocked countries (requiring the crossing of at least two national borders to reach a coastline)."

The other is Uzbekistan

Over to you

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one of two countries that doesnt have VAT, the other being Luxemburg.

Wow, interesting! But not the answer I'm afraid, for one thing the dates don't fit.

According to the Guardian

"VAT is a continental invention. French tax authority apparatchik Maurice Lauré fathered the tax in 1954, although a tax that touched on every stage of the production process was first theorised in Germany a century earlier. VAT took its bow in the UK in November 1974"

I checked because I was worried my question might have an unintended second solution.

It's one of only two countries that are wholly landlocked by countries which are themselves landlocked. The other one is one of the 'Stans' I believe (Kyrgistan landlocked by Kazakhstan?)

Ding to Sharpeset, a "doubly landlocked" country is what wikipedia calls it, defined there as

" ... surrounded entirely by one or more landlocked countries (requiring the crossing of at least two national borders to reach a coastline)."

The other is Uzbekistan

Over to you

Thank you

Sticking with geography - where would you find a monk standing between a virgin and an ogre?

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one of two countries that doesnt have VAT, the other being Luxemburg.

Wow, interesting! But not the answer I'm afraid, for one thing the dates don't fit.

According to the Guardian

"VAT is a continental invention. French tax authority apparatchik Maurice Lauré fathered the tax in 1954, although a tax that touched on every stage of the production process was first theorised in Germany a century earlier. VAT took its bow in the UK in November 1974"

I checked because I was worried my question might have an unintended second solution.

It's one of only two countries that are wholly landlocked by countries which are themselves landlocked. The other one is one of the 'Stans' I believe (Kyrgistan landlocked by Kazakhstan?)

Ding to Sharpeset, a "doubly landlocked" country is what wikipedia calls it, defined there as

" ... surrounded entirely by one or more landlocked countries (requiring the crossing of at least two national borders to reach a coastline)."

The other is Uzbekistan

Over to you

Thank you

Sticking with geography - where would you find a monk standing between a virgin and an ogre?

Sounds like fanciful names for rock formations to me: I'll guess they are sea stacks ... Shetland maybe ?

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Sticking with geography - where would you find a monk standing between a virgin and an ogre?

Sounds like fanciful names for rock formations to me: I'll guess they are sea stacks ... Shetland maybe ?

Right sort of idea, but not Shetland

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The Jungfrau, the Monch and the Eiger, mountains in Switzerland.

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The Jungfrau, the Monch and the Eiger, mountains in Switzerland.

Jahwohl! A swiss Ding to you...

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Thanks

What unusual man-made feature can be found inside the Jungfrau, and what record does it hold?

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I assume you are after the Jungfraujoch railway station - highest railway station in Europe?

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Ding to Sharpeset.

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Ding to Sharpeset.

Thanks - Jungfraujoch is on my bucketlist, having been to Wengen but not having had time (or the money!) for the trip to the top.

Change of tack.....where would you find a series of shaped windows spelling out the words "In these stones horizons sing"?

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That's the modern concert building/arts venue on Cardiff Bay, isn't it? I can't remember the name though...

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That's the modern concert building/arts venue on Cardiff Bay, isn't it? I can't remember the name though...

As it's Friday and I'm feeling generous you can have the Ding - it is indeed the Wales Millenniun Centre on Cardiff Bay

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Thanks for the 'ding' and sorry for the delay in posting the next question, which is: -

Who is the only driver to be posthumously awarded the Formula One World Drivers' Championship, and in what year?

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As no-one's answered yet, I'll put in my info, though I'll admit to seeing the answer as it was on the front page of Wikipedia recently. If this counts as Googling, feel free to disqualify me...

Jochan Rindt, killed in the Italian GP in 1970.

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As no-one's answered yet, I'll put in my info, though I'll admit to seeing the answer as it was on the front page of Wikipedia recently. If this counts as Googling, feel free to disqualify me...

Jochan Rindt, killed in the Italian GP in 1970.

That's correct and you can have the ding.

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To within 20 feet (6m) what is the height of the Elizabeth clock tower (i.e. the tower popularly referred to as Big Ben)?

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Random guess - 361 feet?

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Not as high as that...

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another Random guess - 340 feet?

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Can I join in on the guessing game. Ill go for 350 feet.

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Both guesses too high...

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